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Augustana College and Theological Seminary school song, undated

COLLECTION SUMMARY

Collection Title:    
Augustana College and Theological Seminary school song

Collection Number:    
SAC P:59

Dates:            
undated, circa 1890-1925

Size:            
1 folder

Language:        
Swedish

Creator/Collector:    
Holmes, Ludvig, 1858-1910

Subject Headings:    
Holmes, Ludvig, 1858-1910
School songs.
Songs--Swedish.
Augustana College and Theological Seminary (Rock Island, Ill.)
Swedish-American poetry.

Repository:    
Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.

Abstract:    
Collection includes handwritten “Skolsång” (school song) for Augustana College and Theological Seminary in Rock Island, Illinois, likely written by Ludvig Holmes circa 1890-1925.

RIGHTS AND ACCESS

Conditions Governing Access:    
Collection is open for research.

Reproduction and Use:    
Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the Swenson Center and the copyright holder. 

Preferred Citation:    
[item identification], in SAC P:59 Augustana College and Theological Seminary school song, Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. 

ACQUISITION AND RELATED MATERIALS

Provenance:    
Transferred to Swenson Center by Joel W. Lundeen of LCA Archives, Chicago, from “files of the Augustana 1925 Synod Hymnal Committee” in 1982. 

Notes:    
Collection name changed from “Ludvig Holmes papers” in 2018. 

Processed By:    
Received by Kermit Westerberg in 1982. Finding aid written by Lisa Huntsha in 2018. 

CONTENT AND STRUCTURE

Administrative/Biographical History:    
Ludvig Holmes was born 7 September 1858 in Strövelstorp, Skåne, Sweden. He immigrated to the United States in 1879 and attended Augustana College from 1879-1882 and the seminary from 1884-1886, before becoming ordained on 27 June 1886. He served numerous churches, the Immigrant Home in New York, and was a member of the Hemlandssångbok committee.

He married Sofia Johnson of Altona, Illinois and had one child. He died on 7 November 1910. 

Holmes is known to have written and published other songs for Swedish-American colleges. 

For more information: see Augustana Ministerium, pg. 38, Korsbaneret 1912, pg. 125-134; Våra Pennfäkrate, Skarstedt, 1897, pg. 76-80; and Pennfäkrate, 1930, pg. 80-81. 

Scope and Content:    
Collection includes handwritten “Skolsång” (school song) for Augustana College and Theological Seminary in Rock Island, Illinois, likely written by Ludvig Holmes circa 1890-1925.

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